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Search: Posts Made By: XTR
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 12-10-2010
Replies: 99
Views: 5,917
Posted By XTR
I can't browse this forum anymore. I use a 3G...

I can't browse this forum anymore. I use a 3G card and it takes 30 sec to a minute for every page load. I get my boats BB fix somewhere else these days.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 3,028
Posted By XTR
Heavy handed mods don't work for me on any site. ...

Heavy handed mods don't work for me on any site. I come here and SA, Cruising Anarchy and occasionally Dinghy Anarchy. I can deal with the rough and tumble.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-15-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
Posted By XTR
Search in the Caribbean, they are all over the...

Search in the Caribbean, they are all over the charter fleets.
Forum: Chartering 02-24-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By XTR
That sucks that Fat Hog Bob's is gone. I think I...

That sucks that Fat Hog Bob's is gone. I think I ate there ever time I went to BVI, and I always enjoyed it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 8,115
Posted By XTR
I grew up on the GA coast in a house built in the...

I grew up on the GA coast in a house built in the 40s with no AC.

It is my firm belief that AC has been the ruination of the South because w/o it every relocated northerner** would just be a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 4,905
Posted By XTR
That unfortunately may be the real truth in this...

That unfortunately may be the real truth in this scenario.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 9,145
Posted By XTR
Someone else pointed out the important point...

Someone else pointed out the important point here.

Boats move!

The declination or variation is difference in magnetic north and true north changes as you move on the globe.

The variation...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,553
Posted By XTR
One night on a mooring in Sopers Hole some really...

One night on a mooring in Sopers Hole some really big loud motor-sailor yacht anchored behind us and was shining a remote on the boats in the anchorage.



First I was sad that I couldn't have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 6,140
Posted By XTR
For all of those thinking Submarines...

I'll take my chances with the apocalypse. After spending 4 yrs as a nuke on fast attacks (SSN's 684/639/688) I think I'd rather die.

Never again SSN!


Now that I got that out of the way.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-20-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,932
Posted By XTR
I've visited there in about 2003. I went on a...

I've visited there in about 2003. I went on a license, and I declared the visit on my customs paperwork when I re-entered the US. No hassles. It used to be easier than it is today to make legal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 14,055
Posted By XTR
I've honestly never really thought about...

I've honestly never really thought about "perfect" as in I hit the lottery and could have/afford anything I wanted.

if I did, I'd probably get Bob Perry to design me something, but it is possible...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-15-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 9,082
Posted By XTR
I've never looked close, either way you'll need...

I've never looked close, either way you'll need to get charts and pay close attention to depths and bridge clearances. That said...

I'm not sure you can get from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi...
Forum: Morgan 01-03-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 16,726
Posted By XTR
I haven't been on a N/M 45 but all of the...

I haven't been on a N/M 45 but all of the pictures that I see the cockpit looks small and shallow. Is that impression correct?

How's the room in there? Can 4 adults be comfortable in there?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 9,270
Posted By XTR
I picked up an Astra IIIB a few yrs ago. If you...

I picked up an Astra IIIB a few yrs ago. If you watch ebay you can get them for less than $300. (it did take me 3 or 4 tries but I finally got mine for about $250 I think)

It's about the best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 6,718
Posted By XTR
Now we are getting somewhere. :hothead That and...

Now we are getting somewhere. :hothead That and install a few gibbets along the coast.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-21-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,713
Posted By XTR
As some have said earlier, getting seasick can be...

As some have said earlier, getting seasick can be temporary. I've been really sick 3 times, sub on a 12 hour surface transit out of Hong Kong in a typhoon (very happy to get to the dive point),...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By XTR
Maybe learning to use that Sextant wasn't so foolish

Link here (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/may/19/gps-close-to-breakdown)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-20-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By XTR
Here I thought this was about the keys and the...

Here I thought this was about the keys and the approach to Government cut...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By XTR
Three dead pirates, captain is free. Good ending.

Three dead pirates, captain is free. Good ending.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3,262
Posted By XTR
The US is really the only country that is willing...

The US is really the only country that is willing to do more than wring their hands and fret, that said, ever heard of "Blackhawk Down". Somalia is not a place we want to be, and while it gets...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-08-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 22,382
Posted By XTR
I seem to recall that I saw somewhere that the...

I seem to recall that I saw somewhere that the Formosa yard was about the lowest quality of the Taiwan yards in that era.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By XTR
I've got a pair of Gill dinghy boots that I wear...

I've got a pair of Gill dinghy boots that I wear if it's wet, cold or wet and cold. I like them better than most of the other things I've tried.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By XTR
Assuming that the bottom and the prop are clean...

Assuming that the bottom and the prop are clean it is probably that the prop too big or that it has too much pitch.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By XTR
The New Orleans is an anphib ship has a shallow...

The New Orleans is an anphib ship has a shallow draft. I'm betting the Hartford was coming up to PD and the screw noise from the NO was masked by surface noise and they didn't hear them, that or the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-17-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 5,458
Posted By XTR
Sailing in BVI - March 2008...

Sailing in BVI - March 2008 (http://www.onlinehumidor.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=410)

Look at the "Jumping Cat" pics in the above link. This was a little squall that came up on me in the...
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